Living Architectures: Inside Piano / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Living Architectures: Inside Piano / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Fifth project of the Living Architectures series, Inside Piano is composed of three films on three symbolic buildings of Renzo Piano's career. A visit throughout the prototype-building of the Centre Pompidou. An immersion in the soundproof world of a submarine floating in the depths of the Parisian underground. A journey aboard a luminous magic carpet of a highly sophisticated architectural machine. A humorous, caustic and quirky point of view.

“Living Architectures” is a series of films that seeks to develop a way of looking at architecture which turns away from the current trend of idealizing the representation of our architectural heritage.

Through these films, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine put into question the fascination with the picture, which covers up the buildings with preconceived ideas of perfection, virtuosity and infallibility, in order to demonstrate the vitality, fragility and vulnerable beauty of architecture as recounted and witnessed by people who actually live in, use or maintain the spaces they have selected. Thus, their intention is to talk about architecture, or rather to let architecture talk to us, from an «inner» point of view, both personal and subjective.

Unlike most movies about architecture, these films focus less on explaining the building, its structure and its technical details than on letting the viewer enter into the invisible bubble of the daily intimacy of some icons of contemporary architecture. Through a series of moments and fragments of life, an unusually spontaneous portrait of the building would emerge. This experiment presents a new way of looking at architecture which broadens the field of its representation.


The Little Beaubourg:
Time length: 26 min
Language: Italian
Subs: English, French

The Submarine:
Time length: 39 min
Language: French
Subs: English

The Power of Silence:
Time length: 34 min
Language: Multilingual
Subs: English, French

Living Architectures:
Time length: 37 min
Language: Multilingual
Subs: English, French

Interview with Renzo Piano:
Time length: 30 min
Language: French
Subs: English

Dvd Pal:Region All


- Foreword
- The Diary
- Behind the Image

Publisher: BêkaPartners
Authors: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Format: 19.5 x 22.8 (1 Book + 1 DVD)
Pages: 140 (Hardcover)
Language: English, French
ISBN: 979-10-92194-04-3

About this author
Cite: Diego Hernández. "Living Architectures: Inside Piano / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine" 02 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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